General Conditions of Sale

General Terms 

AND CONDITIONS OF SALE

GENERAL TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF SERVICES RELATING TO THE TUITION AND SUPERVISION OF SKIING AND OTHER SNOWSPORTS BY INSTRUCTORS AT THE LES MENUIRES AND ST MARTIN DE BELLEVILLE SKI SCHOOL
Ski School Les Menuires / St Martin de Belleville
Telephone:+33 (0)6 86 52 63 70
Fax: +33 (0)4 79 00 22 19
Email: contact@ski-school-menuires.com
Website: www.skischool-lesmenuires.com

You can register for services provided by our Ski School instructors in Les Menuires/St Martin de Belleville either via our website or by any other method of communication.

Registration for Ski School services at Les Menuires/St Martin de Belleville implies total acceptance of these general terms and conditions.

ARTICLE I – SKI INSTRUCTORS AND SERVICES

All of the Ski School instructors at Les Menuires/St Martin de Belleville have undertaken state- accredited training and their teaching methods are recognised both nationally and internationally.

Our services are provided for individuals. In order for the lessons to be successful, the competence level of all of the skiers participating in them will need to be of the same standard. Given that it would be impossible from a practical point of view for the Ski School instructors at Les Menuires/St Martin de Belleville to assess the standard of each pupil prior to registration.

Consequently, if a group of pupils who have booked a private lesson are not of the same standard or if their level does not correspond to the lesson that was booked they will not be entitled to a refund nor be able to claim for any other type of compensation.

Learning to ski will take place in a specific but random environment. Accordingly, the pupil will be personally liable for his own safety and also for that of any third parties. The instructor’s liability will be limited to facilitating skiing lessons. It is the responsibility of the pupil to follow the instructor’s instructions. The pupil will be solely liable for his own equipment.

ARTICLE II – INSURANCE

The Ski School subscribes to a Professional Indemnity Policy which covers their instructors in the course of their employment against any damage which they may cause to third parties as well as covering their clients whilst they are subject to the authority of the Ski School and the instructors.

Warning: This insurance does not cover the following costs that Ski School clients may personally incur: emergency expenses, medical expenses, breakage or theft of skis, costs of unused ski lift passes, etc....
For this reason, the Ski School of Les Menuires/ Saint Martin de Belleville recommends to its clients to verify that they are well covered to this effect and if this is not the case of purchasing insurance covering these risks to take advantage of their ski holidays in peace. The client and / or the student is solely responsible for his / her equipment. The instructors cannot be held responsible for the damage caused by the said equipment or for the thefts or deterioration of the latter.

The Ski School Les Menuires/St Martin de Belleville will not be liable for any accidents caused by any of the skiers participating in the lesson.

ARTICLE III – RATES / REGISTRATION / PAYMENT


3.1: Rates
The rates of the Ski School at Les Ménuires/ St Martin de Belleville are displayed on the website: www.skischool-lesmenuires.com and are set out in the Ski School brochure. The prices quoted include tuition services provided by an instructor of the Ski School in Les Menuires/ St Martin de Belleville but do not include any other service (insurance, ski lifts, accommodation, etc.), unless otherwise stated.
Accordingly, prior to the lesson commencing, it is up to the pupil to obtain a lift pass in order to access the ski lifts and also to take out his own insurance which should cover him against any of the risks inherent in a sporting activity taking place in a mountain environment (public liability cover, emergency cover, etc.).

3.2: Provisions as to registration and as to payment
The Ski School in Les Menuires/St Martin de Belleville will ensure the availability of its lessons once a contract has been concluded. Dates will then be booked for the provision of the services.

3.2.1: Online sales made via our internet site: You will need to follow the registration procedure on our website. With online payment your reservation will be forwarded to the Ski School of Les Menuires/ St Martin de Belleville.
Your order will be  acknowledged by email.
The payment is integral with the unique method of registration and payment is at your disposal: Sending via the Internet your reservation and the bank transfer to the E.S.F. Les Menuires and / or Saint Martin de Belleville through Cyberplus (Banque Populaire's electronic bank: secure payment, certified and guaranteed by the bank).

3.2.2: For other methods of registration and sale: Registration is carried out through the completion of our Booking form, accompanied with partial or full payment by cheque, bank card etc to the Ski School. The payment marks the conclusion of the contract.

3.2.3: Cancelation period: Services are booked for fixed dates. Consequently, the withdrawal period for distance sales of 14 days provided for in Article L121-20 of the Consumer Code is not applicable in accordance with Article L121-20-4 of the same code. In the case of sales made at the counter in resort, there is no applicable withdrawal period.

ARTICLE V – CANCELLATION / CANCELLATION AFTER THE COURSE HAS STARTED / EXCLUSION OF CLIENTSCANCELLATION / CANCELLATION AFTER THE COURSE HAS STARTED / EXCLUSION OF CLIENTS

5.1: Cancellation of a booking where only partial payment has been made:
A deposit constitutes partial payment which will be retained by the Ski School should cancellation occur.
5.2: Cancellation of a booking where full payment has been made:
5.2.1 The packages are reserved only for fixed dates. In case of cancelation regardless of the reason, the cost of the package cancelled will not be reimbursed by Ski School nor will it be exchanged for another package.
For this reason, Ski School recommends to all clients to check that they are appropriately insured to this effect and if not to subscribe to a suitable cancelation insurance.
5.2.2. In the case of a client being absent at the start of a lesson, or during course of a package of lessons purchased, and regardless of the reason, the price of the package will not be reimbursed or exchanged with another package. For this reason, Ski School recommends to all its clients to check that they are appropriately insured to this effect.

5.3 Cancellation/ exclusion of the clients by Ski School Cancelation/ Interruption: The Ski School in Les Ménuires/ St Martin de Belleville reserves the right to cancel lessons before they are due to begin or after they have begun particularly in the event of a ‘force majeure’. Force majeure principally comprises an event involving: closure of the ski slopes or of the ski lifts, weather conditions which are considered dangerous with regards to groups accessing the ski areas.

Exclusion: The Ski School in Les Menuires/St Martin de Belleville retains the right at any time to exclude any client whose behaviour is such that it disrupts the proper delivery of the tuition. Should this occur, the client will not be entitled to any refund.

ARTICLE VI – RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES

The parties shall use their best endeavours to try to amicably resolve any problems which may occur during the currency of the contract. In the event that this is not possible, any disputes relating to the validity, interpretation and/or execution of this contract will be exclusively governed by French Law.

All litigation of no matter what kind and inclusive of any summary proceedings will be subject to French civil and commercial jurisdiction.

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